Our knowledge management work directly supports the other core areas of our work: country support, partnerships and advocacy, and technical leadership.
The Partners Map and the Global NGO Deworming Inventory are two key CWW knowledge management projects.
In 2015, CWW launched the NTD Partners Map, which as of October 2016, contains over 2,000 projects from 58 organizations in 110 countries. The Partners Map is a comprehensive geospatial database and mapping platform for partners engaged in STH control. It assists partners to understand what organizations work in given geographic area, what work they are doing there, and helps partners connect with one another.
The Global NGO Deworming Inventory complements WHO’s Preventive Chemotherapy (PCT) Databank by collecting district-level data on NGO deworming activities for the treatment of soil-transmitted helminthiasis (STH) and schistosomiasis. Participating organizations help ensure accurate global deworming coverage data are available and included in the WHO PCT Databank, quantify the contribution of NGOs to preventive chemotherapy, and promote understanding within the STH community of where preventive chemotherapy coverage gaps exist.
Two key 2015 milestone for global STH control are as follows:
National Plans of Action for NTD control developed by 100% of countries requiring preventive chemotherapy for STH.
National policies for STH control involving inter-sectoral collaboration are available in 100% of countries requiring preventive chemotherapy for STH.
To analyze progress toward meeting these milestones, our knowledge management team recently analyzed national plans of action and presented our findings at the 2016 meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene. Between December 2014 and August 2015, only 16% of Plans of Action included roles for key sectors, such as WASH, education, and nutrition. Only 41 (40%) of plans were available of which 21 (51%) were expired. Through our country support pillar, we are developing and help implement such plans with specific national STH programs.